Rep. Thaddeus McCotter has a quirky sense of humor, and unlike some on Capitol Hill, has no reservations about using it to score points. Fresh from his return from Pakistan, he discovered that Nancy Pelosi and Dianne Feinstein had set about silencing elected representatives in both chambers of Congress by regulating their output to YouTube and the blogs. McCotter, a musician, decided to riff off of Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues” to express himself:
McCotter scored a YouTube hit last month in his “How to Speak Democratic” speech from the House floor, complete with charts. In retrospect, that may have pushed Pelosi and Feinstein into transforming the Rules Committees into Censorship Boards. Democrats seem a little thin-skinned about free speech and criticism.